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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH v6 1/4] topology: Represent clusters of CPUs within a die
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Jones [mailto:drjones@redhat.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:48 PM
> To: Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com>
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> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v6 1/4] topology: Represent clusters of CPUs within
> a die
>
> On 20/04/2021 12:18, Barry Song wrote:
> ...
> > Currently the ID provided is the offset of the Processor
> > Hierarchy Nodes Structure within PPTT. Whilst this is unique
> > it is not terribly elegant so alternative suggestions welcome.
> >
>
> The ACPI table offsets are consistent with how other topology IDs are
> generated. I once tried to make them a little more human friendly with
> [1], but it was nacked.
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180629132934.GA16282@e107155-lin/t/
>

Ideally, we are going to check if cluster node has a valid UID,
if yes, read this ID; otherwise, fall back to use offset.

Will move to that way in next version.

> Thanks,
> drew

Thanks
Barry

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